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Patek Philippe Twenty~4 4910/10A-001 Unworn Steel 30mm Quartz
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Patek Philippe Twenty-4 stahl Ref. 4910/10A-001 Zifferblatt...
AU$ 17,025
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489
DE
Chopard Happy Diamonds Very good Yellow gold 22mm Quartz
TOP
Chopard 1980s Happy Diamond Emerald 20Cts approx Bracelet Watch
AU$ 33,540
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27
US
Omega Constellation Quartz 123.10.27.60.57.001 New Steel 27mm Quartz
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Omega 123.10.27.60.57.001 Constellation Quartz
AU$ 3,941
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19
HK
Cartier Tank Française W4TA0009 New Silver 30.40mm Quartz
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Cartier W4TA0009 TANK FRANCAISE
Price on request
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19
HK
Seiko Astron SSH003J1 New Titanium Australia, Sydney
Seiko Astron
AU$ 3,150
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AU
F.P.Journe Elegante Good Titanium Quartz Australia, Sydney
F.P.Journe Elegante 48 Titanium
AU$ 15,500
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AU
Audemars Piguet MG.CD.AC.AP0100.022.16 Very good Steel 65mm Quartz
Audemars Piguet ロイヤルオーク オフショア テーブルクロック 2017 MG.CD.AC.AP0100....
AU$ 3,740
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466
JP
Maurice Lacroix Fiaba FA1003-PVP06-170-1    UPC New 28mm Quartz
Maurice Lacroix Fiaba Women's Watch
AU$ 1,178
Free shipping
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495
US
Breitling Galactic A7234853/BE50 New Steel 29mm Quartz
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Breitling Galactic 29 sleekt, new - official retail price...
AU$ 7,294
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36
CH
Breitling Emergency E56121.1 Very good Titanium 43mm Quartz Australia, Sydney
Breitling Emergency
AU$ 7,450
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AU
TAG Heuer 228/3 Good Steel 27mm Quartz Australia, Port Macquarie
TAG Heuer Diver 980.028N
AU$ 190
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AU
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 6005 Good Gold/Steel 33mm Quartz
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Rectangular
AU$ 7,294
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21
CH
TAG Heuer 2000 WE1211-R Good Steel 34mm Quartz Australia, Chadstone Victoria
TAG Heuer Professional 2000 Diver 200m WE 1211-R
AU$ 875
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18
AU
Chanel J12 H1625 New Ceramic 33mm Quartz Australia, Melbourne
Chanel J12 Diamonds Black Ceramic Ladies
AU$ 6,695
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30
AU
Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch FC-285S5B6B New Steel 42mm Quartz Australia, Sydney
Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch
AU$ 1,100
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20
AU
Hermès Clipper CL4.220 Good Steel 24mm Quartz
Hermès クリッパー ナクレ CL4.220
AU$ 1,197
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466
JP
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 21230366101001 Very good Steel Quartz
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M Midsize
AU$ 2,751
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7
DK
Chaumet Khesis W19633-34C New Steel Quartz
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Chaumet Khesis, new, official retail price: 7.150 CHF
AU$ 3,524
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36
CH
Piaget 5355 M601D Very good Yellow gold 22mm Quartz Australia, Sydney
Piaget Protocol - 4355 M601D
AU$ 8,900
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AU
TAG Heuer Connected SBF8A8012.11FT6077 Good Titanium Australia, Burns Beach
TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 in Stunning Blue
AU$ 1,595
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AU
Piaget Emperador 7131 C 516 Very good Yellow gold 25mm Quartz
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Piaget Massive Yellow Gold Emperador Bracelet Watch, Full Set
AU$ 16,892
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21
CH
Fossil Very good Titanium 42mm Quartz Australia, Brisbane
Fossil Blue Diver
AU$ 120
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AU
Omega Seamaster 53385980 Very good Steel 40mm Quartz Australia, Melbourne
Omega Pre-bond Seamaster Professional 200m
AU$ 1,950
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AU
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz CAZ101K.BA0842 Unworn Steel Quartz Australia, boronia
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz
AU$ 1,200
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AU
710 Good Steel 41mm Quartz Australia, sydney
Georg Jensen Koppel chronograph
AU$ 1,499
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AU
Cartier Good Silver 30mm Quartz Australia, Chadstone Victoria
Cartier Must De Vermeil .925 Sterling Silver Gold Plated Qtz
AU$ 1,859
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18
AU
Chaumet Khesis W19630-35A New Quartz
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Chaumet Khesis, new, official retail price: 7150 CHF
AU$ 3,524
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36
CH
Fossil Unworn Steel 42mm Quartz Australia, Brisbane
Fossil FS 4671
AU$ 120
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AU
Omega De Ville 41707600 Very good Yellow gold 22mm Quartz Australia, Sydney
Omega De Ville
AU$ 6,900
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AU
Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse 3875 Very good White gold 31mm Quartz
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Patek Philippe White Golden Ellipse, Diamonds, Sunburst Dial
AU$ 24,570
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21
CH
Chanel J12 H2569 New Ceramic 29mm Quartz Australia, Melbourne
Chanel J12 Black
AU$ 6,514
Free shipping
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30
AU
Omega De Ville 1378 Very good Yellow gold Quartz Australia, Surrey Hills
Omega De Ville Quartz Genys 32.5mm 18K Gold Case
AU$ 2,395
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AU
Chanel J12 H0967 Good Steel 33mm Quartz Australia, Frankston South, Victoria
Chanel J12 Ladies Diamond White Ceramic Watch H0967 33mm
AU$ 7,490
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AU
Edox Class-1 10020 3 NIN Unworn Steel 45 mmmm Quartz Australia, Melbourne
Edox Class-1
AU$ 1,400
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AU
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz WAH1010.BT0717 Very good Steel 44mm Quartz Australia, Chadstone Victoria
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Grande Date Quartz
AU$ 1,475
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18
AU
16142.S.SP.2.RB Unworn Steel 42mm Quartz Australia, Dianella
Briston Clubmaster Sport Steel
AU$ 313
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AU
Hublot Big Bang Tutti Frutti 361.CO.1110.LR.1906 New Ceramic 38mm Quartz
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Hublot Big Bang Tutti Frutti, official retail price: 17.900 CHF
AU$ 16,116
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36
CH
Alpina Startimer Pilot AL-372MYL4FBS6 New Steel Quartz Australia, Sydney
Alpina Chronograph Quartz AL-372MYL4FBS6
AU$ 699
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20
AU
Chopard Happy Sport 28/8948 Unworn Steel 38mm Quartz Australia, 2093
Chopard Happy Sport Snowflake
AU$ 4,999
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AU
Piaget Protocole 50155 Unworn White gold 25mm Quartz
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Piaget Diamond Set White Gold Protocole, Full Set
AU$ 14,588
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21
CH
15140.PBAM.GT.3.NG Unworn 40mm Quartz Australia, Dianella
Briston Clubmaster Classic Acetate Alpine Hunter
AU$ 298
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AU
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady WBD1414.BA0741 Very good Steel 27mm Quartz Australia, Queensland
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady
AU$ 1,250
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AU
Rado Diastar 153.0339.3 Very good Yellow gold 19mm Quartz Australia, MANLY WEST
Rado Diastar
AU$ 1,990
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AU
Chopard Classic 161091-0001 New Yellow gold 32mm Quartz Australia, Melbourne
Chopard Classic Quartz 32 mm
Price on request
Free shipping
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30
AU
Longines DolceVita L5.155.4.16.6 Very good Steel 26.3mm Quartz Australia, Collingwood
Longines DolceVita
AU$ 450
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AU
Chaumet Khesis W19613-34C New Steel 1.3mm Quartz
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Chaumet Khesis, new, official retail price: 5.370 CHF
AU$ 2,756
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36
CH
Cartier Pasha Good Steel 38mm Quartz Australia, Chadstone  Vic.
Cartier Pasha Chrono. 38mm
AU$ 3,550
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18
AU
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz CAZ1014 Unworn Steel 140mm Quartz Australia, Perth
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz
AU$ 1,500
Private Seller
 
AU
TAG Heuer 2000 WK1113 Good Steel 37mm Quartz Australia, Bondi
TAG Heuer 2000
AU$ 750
Private Seller
 
AU
Chopard St. Moritz 8024 Good Gold/Steel 24mm Quartz Australia, Sydney
Chopard St. Moritz
AU$ 1,448
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AU
IWC 3203 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Quartz
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IWC International Beta 21
AU$ 12,285
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21
CH
Ebel Brasilia 9256m32 Very good Quartz Australia, melbourne
Ebel Brasilia
AU$ 1,000
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AU
Rado Unworn 23mm Quartz Australia, Macquarie
Rado R22551253
AU$ 1,000
Private Seller
 
AU
Cartier Santos Dumont W2009451 Good White gold Quartz Australia, Greenwich
Cartier Santos Dumont
AU$ 8,354
Private Seller
 
AU
Rado Sintra 152.0332.3 Very good Ceramic Quartz Australia, Melbourne
Rado Diastar Sintra
AU$ 800
Private Seller
 
AU
TAG Heuer Aquaracer CAF1112.BA0803 Good Steel 41mm Quartz Australia, winmalee
TAG Heuer Aquaracer
AU$ 1,250
Private Seller
 
AU
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady WAY131A.BA0913 Good Steel 35mm Quartz Australia, Toorak
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady
AU$ 1,150
Private Seller
 
AU
Cartier Tank Solo WSTA0028 New Steel 34.8mm Quartz Australia, Melbourne
Cartier Tank Opaline Dial
AU$ 3,767
Free shipping
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30
AU
Alpina Alpiner AL-283KSCUSTOM Unworn Plastic 45mm Quartz Australia, Adelaide
Alpina Alpiner X
AU$ 750
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AU
Gérald Genta G.3445 Very good Platinum 32mm Quartz
TOP
Gérald Genta Mesmerizing Dial Platinum Chronograph
AU$ 26,873
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21
CH
Rado Centrix R30927103 Very good Steel 38mm Quartz Australia, Canberra
Rado Centrix
AU$ 830
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AU
Chaumet Khesis W19615-34A New Steel 1.3mm Quartz
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Chaumet Khesis, new, official retail price: 5.370 CHF
AU$ 2,756
Verified Dealer
36
CH
Omega 186.0013 Good Gold/Steel 17mm Quartz Australia, Chadstone Victoria
Omega RARE Equinoxe Two Tone Reversal Qtz.
AU$ 2,900
Verified Dealer
18
AU
Doxa DOXA Trofeo Quartz Chronograph 287.70R.101.01 New Steel 44mm Quartz Australia, Sydney
Doxa 287.70R.101.01
AU$ 500
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20
AU
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Quartz Watches: Precise and Affordable

The two most important aspects of a quartz watch are its precision and affordability. Luxury watch manufacturers like Omega, Breitling, and Cartier also offer quartz watches. Some extra functions are only possible with a quartz movement.


In this article about quartz watches you will find:

  • The advantages of quartz technology
  • Buying advice
  • Quartz watch technology
  • Historical development

Lots of Watch for Your Money

Quartz-powered watches are available at almost every price, ranging from 30 euros to well over 100,000 euros. In terms of numbers, quartz watches clearly dominate the worldwide watch market. Most often they are battery-powered watches from Asia, but Swiss manufacturers also offer a wide range of quartz watches. In total, 80% of all Swiss watches produced are quartz. Rolex used to occasionally produce quartz models as well. However, the Genevan manufacturer has since returned to exclusively producing mechanical watches. Competitors like Breitling and Omega, on the other hand, continue to offer quartz watches.

The advantages of a quartz movement are obvious: It's precise, deviating by only a few seconds per month; it's robust; cheap to produce; and easy to maintain. Luxury watches differ in many respects to mass-produced watches, however, as the luxury watches are still sold at much higher prices. Nevertheless, quartz watches are still found in the portfolios of some famous mechanical manufacturers. For example, some Breitling models from the Professional series have quartz movements, such as the Aerospace, Chronospace, and Exospace. These more expensive watches aren't defined by their prices, but rather the technical possibilities of these types of movements.

The Exospace B55 demonstrates the potential of modern quartz movements. Its electronic in-house caliber can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing you to download data to your phone and receive notifications. The watch also has a stopwatch with a flyback function, a perpetual calendar, a timer, an alarm, and a second time zone display. The Exospace B55 features both an analog display with three hands and a luminous digital display.

Some of these functions (Bluetooth, electronic digital display) are not possible with a purely mechanical watch. A perpetual calendar, flyback chronograph, second time zone display, and alarm are all available as complications on mechanical watches, but quartz watches with these features are relatively affordable alternatives. Mechanical watches with these complications, however, usually have astronomical prices.


Which quartz watch should I buy?

Are you thinking about purchasing a quartz watch? Precision, functionality, and attractive prices are the selling points for this type of watch. Even watch connoisseurs and lovers of high-quality mechanical watches advise wearing a quartz watch in certain circumstances. For example, if you play a sport such as tennis or golf while wearing a watch, a quartz watch is a good idea. It's not affected by the shocks that come when you hit the ball. A mechanical watch with 200 individual pieces, on the other hand, can hardly help but be affected. There is a much higher risk of damage during such activities. Even enthusiastic clapping at a concert can put stress on a mechanical watch.

Quartz watches have either very few or no moving pieces. To a large extent, they are immune to jostling and rough handling, which can harm a mechanical watch. Quartz watches also survive accidental drops significantly better. In short: Quartz watches are the ideal sport watches.


Affordable Entry Watches

You can purchase a good quartz watch for three figures. A quartz watch is much easier to finance than a mechanical watch. A sporty chronograph from the Tissot T-Race series costs around 400 euros new. The elegant Hamilton Jazzmaster is also in this price range. The American brand Fossil usually keeps their watches under 200 euros, as does Festina.

Traser and Luminox watches tend to have a military feel to their designs. Black dials and cases are typical of these brands. They offer countless tough watches in the 400 euro price range.

The selection is gigantic at these prices. In addition to Tissot, other famous manufacturers like Certina, Maurice Lacroix, Movado, and Raymond Weil have many watches available in this price range.

You can purchase a new TAG Heuer Formula 1 for around 1,000 euros. Swiss premium-name brands such as Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Hublot, and Omega also offer quartz watches, although some can only be purchased pre-owned. If they're pre-owned and in good condition, then the price rises to around 1,500 - 2,000 euros. The diving watch Omega Seamaster 300 M also falls in this price range. It became famous after being used by Pierce Brosnan in the James Bond films from the 1990s. For around 3,000 euros, you can purchase a quartz Rolex from the late 70s.


Quartz Watches from Jewelry Companies

Companies offering both luxurious jewelry and watches make up a considerable percent of quartz watches sold in the upper price segment. Cartier, Chopard, and Bulgari are good examples of such companies. Most watches with hefty 10,000+ euros price tags have solid gold or diamond-set cases. It's not rare to spend over 100,000 euros for one of these luxury watches.

Even the luxury manufacturers Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet have quartz watches to contribute to the line-up. Audemars Piguet has white gold, diamond-studded versions of their cult watches, the Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore. Usually, the (mechanical) movement is the most important factor for watch enthusiasts and is responsible for a significant portion of the price. However, when it comes to extremely expensive quartz watches, the movement doesn't affect the price calculation as much. Additionally, fans aren't as fascinated by quartz movements as they are by complex mechanical calibers. There's little written about quartz movements and not much discussion.

Quartz watches from Japan could have an entire article written about them alone. If you want good value for your money, then quartz watches from brands such as Seiko, Citizen, and Casio are good choices. They offer good quality with numerous functions, but are much less expensive than Swiss watches. One of Seiko's top models from the Seiko Astron series is solar powered, has a receiver for GPS time signal, and costs 1,400 euros new. A quartz watch from the Seiko subsidiary Lorus costs less than 100 euros. You can purchase a radio-controlled wristwatch waterproof to 200 m with Eco-Drive solar-powered technology for 400 euros.

Thanks to radio or GPS time signal, these watches almost always display the correct time. If solar powered, a watch doesn't require a new battery every 2-3 years like other watches. If you want to wear a watch for years without it ever losing accuracy and without ever having to change the time or worry about its energy source, then a solar watch would be perfect for you.


A Selection of Quartz Watches and Their Prices

Model Price (new)
Valetta Women's Watch 10 euros
Festina Men's Chronograph 100 euros
Casio G-Shock 100 euros
Seiko Prospex Divers Solar Chronograph 300 euros
Tissot T-Sport PRC 200 350 euros
Raymond Weil Toccata 650 euros
TAG Heuer Formula 1 1,000 euros
Seiko Astron GPS Solar (titanium case) 2,000 euros
Breitling Aerospace 3,300 euros
Omega Constellation (red or yellow gold) 10,000 euros
Cartier Santos Demoiselle (pink gold) 14,000 euros
Bulgari Serpenti (pink gold) 22,000 euros
Patek Philippe Twenty-4 (white gold, diamonds) 75,000 euros
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore (white gold, diamonds) 475,000 euros

How does a quartz watch work?

Electricity is one of the most important aspects of a quartz watch. Electricity is necessary to put the quartz crystal in motion. The quartz vibrates at a constant and reliable pace: 32,768 Hz, which explains its precision. In comparison, a mechanical movement ticks away at about 3 or 4 Hz. Normal quartz watches deviate from the correct time about 10-20 seconds per month. The precision depends on keeping the watch's temperature as constant as possible. Therefore, high-quality quartz movements are thermocompensated, meaning they measure the temperature and correct the minimal deviations in the quartz's frequency on the basis of their calculations.

The quartz crystal in the watch oscillates 32,768 times a second. These movements are detected by a microchip circuit, which divides the original 32,768 Hz into one regular electric pulse per second (1 Hz). An electromagnet switches between the plus and minus poles every second. The electromagnet attracts a permanent magnet but repels it in the next moment when it changes poles, creating incremental movements. A gear absorbs these movements and sets the hands of an analog quartz watch in motion. The electric stepping motor and the quartz crystal are usually powered by a lithium button cell battery. If it's a solar cell, then the energy needs to be stored until it's used. This type of battery lasts significantly longer than a normal one. Citizen's Eco-Drive retains 80% of its full capacity after 20 years.


The History of Quartz Watches

Quartz watches have been around since the 1920s. In the beginning, they were much larger and stored in cabinets at scientific institutions. In the 1950s, Patek Philippe began sending out the first wearable quartz watches from their factory in Geneva. These watches resembled modern quartz watches. The Swiss were well ahead of their time with this technology. However, Japan is the country most associated with this type of watch. The Seiko Astron 35SQ, the first market-ready quartz wristwatch, greatly contributed to this reputation. It was first presented on December 25th, 1969.

Over the next ten years, the new quartz watches made conventional mechanical watches almost irrelevant. The combination of precision and a low price was appealing to many customers. Some traditional European manufacturers disappeared completely during the so-called Quartz Crisis; the Swiss watch industry lost two-thirds of its employees. Towards the end of the 1980s, the situation began to relax. Mechanical watches experienced a comeback. Thanks to the smartwatch, the cards have been reshuffled once again. Manufacturers like Apple or Samsung are now competing with established watch brands. Quartz crystals will continue to power smartwatches efficiently and precisely.